The Horticulture Center

100 North Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131 Map · Phone number
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About The Horticulture Center

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.

Services Offered
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Dance floor
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
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40 Reviews for The Horticulture Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Eugene S. · Married on 02/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everyone had a great experience!

    As the father of the Bride, I hoped that the wedding would be everything that my daughter had envisioned. It was every bit of that and more...the quality of the food, service, decor and most of all, the professional manner in which Gail Ming and her staff provided a seamless, worry-free administering of the event...was perfection. But the proof is in the remarks of our guests...who were unanimous in their praise of the event.

    Sent on 01/14/2020
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    Alison R. · Married on 10/24/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding at the Horticulture Center

    There aren't enough words to explain how amazing our Horticulture Center wedding was. I contacted Leila about two months or so prior to our wedding date to see if there was any last minute availability due to some changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Leila from Constellation Catering was very responsive and informative and we quickly picked a date. She worked with us consistently over the next two months to arrange for our perfect, intimate ceremony and dinner. Leila answered every single question we had and helped connect us to vendors we wouldn't have otherwise had access to.

    On the day of our wedding, Leila's staff was EXCELLENT. Adam was the event captain and the night was absolutely seamless. My family commented on how friendly the servers and bartenders were. Tara, in particular, helped my husband and I throughout the evening and she was so attentive. She made sure we always had new drinks and that our food stayed warm until we were finally able to sit down.

    I wish we could have another wedding here, it was truly an amazing experience.

    Sent on 10/27/2020

    The Horticulture Center's reply:

    Alison,

    Thank you so much for the lovely review and kind words. We were all truly honored to be a part of such and important day for you two and your families. Thank you for entrusting us to make it so special for you. We wish you the best in your future together!

    Warmly,
    Leila + The Constellation Culinary team
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    Jim S. · Married on 02/09/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Couldn't have made a better choice

    Excellent venue, atmosphere better than a country club. Appetizers & main course was excellent ( large variety of main courses, appetizers and signature cocktails available) Facility can accommodate large or small weddings. Constellation staff was easy to work with when making arrangements. We couldn't have been happier with my daughter's big day.

    Sent on 10/29/2019

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The Horticulture Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Event Rentals
    Pet Friendly
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

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The Horticulture Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Horticulture Center?

The Horticulture Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

At The Horticulture Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Horticulture Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Horticulture Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Horticulture Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Horticulture Center for wedding events?

The Horticulture Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Horticulture Center offer?

The Horticulture Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Horticulture Center offer for wedding events?

The Horticulture Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does The Horticulture Center have available for wedding events?

The Horticulture Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Horticulture Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Horticulture Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.